Dave Hawkins – Mr. Hawkins is a Partner with Star Brands LLC out of Raleigh, NC, where he specializes in identifying and articulating the investment strategy, business model, financial projections, and assessment of potential investment opportunities. Mr. Hawkins has acquired, integrated, and managed more than 25 companies for public and private equity sponsored platform companies.

With more than 35 years of experience in business development, Mr. Hawkins has an extensive background in strategic and tactical planning, merger and acquisitions, divestitures, P & L management, turnaround strategy and leadership, and international sales and marketing management. A graduate of Southern Illinois University, Mr. Hawkins additionally earned a Master of Science in Economics at The University of Illinois.